Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Direct Medical Costs

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_802

Definition

Cost for goods and services used in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the illness or disorder in question (e. g., cost for drugs, medical visits, hospitalization, diagnostic procedures).

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